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Persona Non Grata

Policy summary

This policy outlines when the College may issue a Persona Non Grata to an individual.

Policy Owner

Vice President for Student Affairs

Approval Date

 September 23, 2015 

Effective Date

September 23, 2015

Search Terms

 vpsa, p, n, persona, non grata

Scheduled for Review

 Fall 2020 

Policy Statement

  1. The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees delegated to the College President authority to adopt policies and procedures as are reasonable and necessary for the proper conduct of the operations and activities of the College.  For the purpose of this policy, the President delegates responsibility for issuing Persona Non Grata (PNG) to the Vice President for Student Affairs (the VP) and/or the Chief of Fort Lewis College Police (the Chief).
     
  2. This policy applies to non-students and non-employees only.
     
  3. Student disciplinary action will be handled through the procedures described in the Student Conduct Code.  The term “student” means any person who is currently enrolled in undergraduate and/or graduate courses, whether full-time or part-time, was enrolled in the previous semester and/or is registered for a future semester, or is a new student at Orientation.
     
  4. Employee disciplinary action will be handled through the procedures described in the Classified Employee Handbook, Exempt Employee Handbook, or Faculty Handbook.  The term “employee” means any person who is currently employed by Fort Lewis College.
     
  5. A person may be issued a PNG by the VP or the Chief that will be in effect for a specific or indefinite period of time for all or part of the College facilities in the following situations:
    1. Use of College facilities in a manner inconsistent with the facility’s purpose;
    2. Disruption of College programs, services or activities;
    3. Interference with the educational mission of the College;
    4. Threats or other behaviors that pose a risk to the safety and security of the College community;
    5. Engaging in illegal activities;
    6. Violation of a specific facility policy.
       
  6. Procedures:
    1. The VP and/or the Chief will review the available information in accordance with the conditions listed above.  When the VP and/or the Chief determine(s) that a PNG Notification shall be issued to an individual, the VP or the Chief will issue the notification.  A PNG Notification will include the terms and duration of any restrictions.
    2. The subject of a PNG may submit a written appeal; this appeal should explain why the PNG should be lifted or modified.  The appeal must be submitted to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.  The Vice President for Finance and Administration or designee will render a written decision within ten business days of the receipt of the appeal.  The decision will uphold, modify, or lift the existing PNG.  While the appeal is pending, the appellant must abide by the terms of the PNG already issued.

Reason for Policy 

This policy is designed to maintain a safe environment for the College community.  Individuals who disregard College policy or laws on the College campus may be barred from all or part of the College. 

Responsibilities 

For following policy:  All contractors, visitors, and invitees

For enforcement of policy:  Fort Lewis College Police

For oversight of policy:  President and Vice President for Student Affairs

For notification:  Policy Librarian

For procedures implementing policy:  Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students, and Fort Lewis College Police

Definitions 

Persona Non Grata Status:  For the purposes of this policy, “persona non grata (PNG) status” refers to the subject of a PNG Notification who has exhibited behavior that has been deemed detrimental to the College community and thus is no longer permitted to frequent or be present in any or specified College locations.

Persona Non Grata Notification:  For purposes of this policy, “persona non grata (PNG) notification” refers to the letter issued to the subject describing the College facilities to which the subject is denied entry and the terms and duration of any restrictions.

Consequences of Non-Compliance  

The individual in violation of the terms of the PNG may be arrested by a Fort Lewis College Police Officer for trespass.

Revision History

This policy was first approved February 11, 2015 by the President upon recommendation of the President's Cabinet. This revision was approved September 23, 2015 by the President upon recommendation of the President's Cabinet. The revision (1) stated that the President delegates responsibility for making Persona Non Grata determinations to the Vice President for Student Affairs and/or the Chief of Fort Lewis College Police and (2) simplified the procedural statement for making a PNG determination and issuing a PNG notification.